Excel 2007: Passing value from Excel to Access query

Hi, I use the following code to execute an Access query with from Excel.  Then an input box pop up require user to enter a criteria for the query.  I'd like to automatically pass a value from Excel to the query criteria.  The value is stored in cell E5 or named range "Input" on the Excel file.  How do I do that?  Thanks.

Sub RunAccessQuery()

    Dim acObj As Object
   
    Set acObj = CreateObject("Access.Application")
    acObj.OpenCurrentDatabase "C:\Documents and Settings\Work\DB.accdb"
    acObj.DoCmd.OpenQuery ("qry_01")
    acObj.CloseCurrentDatabase
    Set acObj = Nothing

End Sub
JCJGAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

pteranodon72Commented:
JCJG,

Give this code a shot.

' code in Excel
Sub RunAccessQuery()

    Dim acObj As Object 'Access.Application
    Dim db As Object 'DAO.Database
    Dim qdf As Object 'DAO.QueryDef

    Set acObj = CreateObject("Access.Application")
    acObj.OpenCurrentDatabase "C:\Documents and Settings\Work\DB.accdb"
    Set qdf = acObj.DBEngine(0)(0).QueryDefs("qry_01")
    qdf.Parameters(0) = Range("E5")
   
    'execute the action query
    qdf.Execute

    'If you want feedback on the passed parameter, recs affected
    'Debug.Print qdf.Parameters(0), qdf.RecordsAffected

    Set qdf = Nothing
    Set db = Nothing
    acObj.CloseCurrentDatabase
    acObj.Quit 2   'acQuitSaveNone = 2
    Set acObj = Nothing

End Sub

Open in new window


Hope this helps,
pT72
0
JCJGAuthor Commented:
Hi, I got an error message saying the Access table already exist.  I think it is because the query I executed is a make-table query and the existing table needs to be replaced.  How to fix it?

In addition, can you help me with a second set of code to run an Access macro instead?

Thanks!
0
JCJGAuthor Commented:
Actually I have one more question.  I'd like expand the criteria from cell E5 to E5:E6.  Is it doable?  Thanks.
0
pteranodon72Commented:
JCJG,
You'll need to delete the table (if it exists) from the tabledefs collection:
' code in Excel
Sub RunAccessQuery()

    Dim acObj As Object 'Access.Application
    Dim db As Object 'DAO.Database
    Dim qdf As Object 'DAO.QueryDef

    Set acObj = CreateObject("Access.Application")
    acObj.OpenCurrentDatabase "C:\Documents and Settings\Work\DB.accdb"


    Set db = acObj.DBEngine(0)(0)

    'skip over table deletion if table does not exist
    On Error Resume Next

    'delete the old table
    db.TableDefs.Delete "YOUR_TABLE_NAME_HERE"
    db.TableDefs.Refresh 'update the collection
    On Error Goto 0 'resume breaking on errors

    Set qdf = db.QueryDefs("qry_01")
    qdf.Parameters(0) = Range("E5")
   
    'execute the action query
    qdf.Execute

    'If you want feedback on the passed parameter, recs affected
    'Debug.Print qdf.Parameters(0), qdf.RecordsAffected

    Set qdf = Nothing
    Set db = Nothing
    acObj.CloseCurrentDatabase
    acObj.Quit 2   'acQuitSaveNone = 2
    Set acObj = Nothing

End Sub

Open in new window



For your question on macros, the DoCmd object that you used in the old code has a RunMacro method:

acObj.DoCmd.RunMacro "macroname"

For expanding the criteria of the query, it involves modification of the query (adding a second parameter or changing the SQL), so I think it deserves a separate question.

Hope this helps,

pT72
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JCJGAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.